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Chief Instructor
Bernie Ho Sensei
Aikido Roku-dan 六段

Bernie Ho Sensei 6th Dan Aikikai is retired Army & Police Officer. He had served in the Commando for 22 years & Gurkha Contingent for 18 years.

He had started Aikido training in 1998 and was founder of the Gurkha Dojo in 1999. He had attained his 1st Dan Aikikai in 2003 and was a volunteer PA Aikido Instructor at both Kembangan CC and Kim Seng CC.

In 2010, he was appointed the Chief Instructor of Gurkha Dojo/ Officer in charge of unarmed combat training. At the same time, with the blessing of Japan Hombu Dojo, he started Makoto Aikido and had a training dojo with Boon Tiong RC.

In 2011, Bernie Ho Sensei started a private Dojo at Singapore Judo Federation and it has become the main dojo for Makoto Aikido.

In 2015, Makoto Aikido / Gurkha Dojo was officially recognized by Japan Hombu Dojo and Bernie Ho Sensei has been given the authority to conduct Dan grading.

In 2017, Bernie Ho Sensei was promoted to 5th Dan Aikikai by Japan Hombu Dojo and was appointed as adviser to the Gurkha Dojo.

In 2018, Bernie Ho Sensei started Marina Bay Dojo. He has a total of 100 security officers training under him.

In Jan 2020 he started another new Dojo at Jurong West Sports Center under Active SG.  

In 2020, He was invited to be the Martial Art consultant for Astree Internation Pte Ltd and assist them is training the Police Defense Tactics with the Police Academy.

In Oct 2020, he had joined NTUC training hub conducting unarmed combat course for ICA officers.

In March 2021, he went through the SAF Close Combat Instructor Course and is working parting time conducting Close Combat training with the SAF troops under Liang Seng Pte Ltd/ CISCO.

In March 2022, Bernie Ho sensei had successfully completed the Contact Tactics Senior trainer's course conductor by Training Command at Home Team Academy.

In 2024, Bernie Ho Sensei was promoted to 6th Dan Aikikai by Japan Hombu Dojo. 

Bernie Ho Sensei is a full time Aikido instructor and his objective is to promote Aikido will a high standard of instruction in self-defense to all gender & ages. His school emphasize the important of harmony, discipline, self -control & self -confidence. 

Alison Wong
Aikido Yon-dan 四 段


Alison has been practicing and conducting Aikdo training for more than a decade. She most recently attained her 4th Dan in 2019. She is also a part-time Contact Tactics Instructor with the police  and part-time Close Combat Instructor with the SAF.

She has a passion in teaching both children and adults in accordance with the high standard of Aikido training. The fundamental and philosophy in Aikido had benefited her in many areas, especially for improving discipline, self-control and self-confidence, which is suitable for all ages.

Sensei Norman Teo 
Aikido Yon-dan 四 段
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Instructor Norman practice Aikido since he was a student. During his National service, he was a Police Defense Tactics Instructor at the Police Academy. He is still a Reservist Contact Tactics Instructor. He believes that Aikido is for peace and for bringing people of all ages, race and sizes together to built a better personality, self control and to stay calm to deal with situation in daily life. 

Assistant Instructor 
Chrsitine Lay
Aikido San -dan  三 段

Assistant Instructor Chrsitine Lay has been practicing Aikido for over 2 decades and has taught about 10 years. She loves the inclusivity of Aikido, in that it can be practiced by the young and the old, and the techniques and philosophy of the art can also be adapted outside of the dojo for self- development and everyday life. 

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